Becky Finck, Lawrence, waved a program for a little breeze on her son Ryden, 2-months, during the Lawrence City Band concert Wednesday at South Park.
Kansas University junior drum major Josh Maddux, left, waits for all of the children to line up behind him Wednesday for the march of the annual Children's Concert at South Park.
The Kansas University chapter of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity is looking to move into two houses next to each other in the 1700 block of Louisiana Street.
Gov. Sam Brownback provides a progress report on his first six months in office Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka. Brownback was joined by Cabinet secretaries and executive directors of state agencies and programs.
Aqsa Bashir, Pakistan, paints a porch swing with a delicate pattern for a dollhouse Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Nunemaker Center on the KU campus. A KU international women's leadership seminar had participants decorate dollhouses representative of their countries. The dollhouses will be donated to the Douglas County CASA playhouse fundraising effort.
Nische Khan, Pakistan, paints a miniature item for a dollhouse Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Nunemaker Center on the KU campus. The dollhouse project took place during a KU International Women's leadership seminar. The dollhouses will be donated to the Douglas County CASA playhouse fundraising effort.
Monica G. Ibrahim, left, and Amany Abdelmeguid, both from Egypt, paint slogans of their country’s recent revolution on their dollhouse creation Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Nunemaker Center on the Kansas University campus. The dollhouse project is one activity during a KU International Women’s leadership seminar. The dollhouses will be donated to the Douglas County CASA playhouse fundraising effort.
Sandras Moien decorates a dollhouse Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Nunemaker Center on the KU campus. The dollhouses will be donated to the Douglas County CASA playhouse fundraising effort.
This April 8, 1983, photo shows people in the control room of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. Commercial nuclear reactors in the United States were designed and licensed for 40 years. When the first ones were being built in the 1960s and 1970s, it was expected that they would be replaced with improved models long before those licenses expired. Instead, 66 of the 104 operating units have been relicensed for 20 more years, mostly with scant public attention. As of 2011, renewal applications are under review for 16 other reactors. Applications to extend the lives of pressurized water units 2 and 3 at Indian Point, each more than 34 years old, are under review by the NRC.
Nuclear reactor operators Chris Heinz, left, and Roger Patterson check steps that need to be taken as they practice an emergency scenario on a simulator of a digital control panel at Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca, S.C., March 30, 2011. The nuclear plant will be the first in the U.S. to install an all-digital control panel for one of its reactors.
This July 12, 1979 file photo shows the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth, Mass. In 2007, when Entergy Nuclear Operations sought a license extension for the Pilgrim reactor, it wrote: "The original 40-year license term was selected on the basis of economic and antitrust considerations rather than on technical limitations." Yet writers seemingly contradicted themselves in the same document: "During the design phase for a plant, assumptions concerning plant operating durations are incorporated into design calculations for plant systems, structures and components."
Paul Bahnmaier, president of the Lecompton Historical Society.
From catching frogs to pitching a tent, the Wildlifer Challenge encourages kids to get off the couch and venture into nature.
Todd Mildfelt, Richmond has written a new children's book on the underground railroad called "Wagon Train to Freedom." Mildfelt, a history teacher, based the children's book off of a 50-page account of a journey on the Underground Railroad he found at the historical archives in Topeka.
Reggie Smith (DJ Feast) and Tomo Mizuno (DJ Mitmo) joined up with Team Bear Club to create the Blasian dance party every Thursday during the summer at The Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass. The duo spin a wide variety of dance music from dubstep to foreign pop and the Jackpot have been enjoying larger Thursday night attendance because of it.
A slight risk for severe weather exists across much of Kansas, including in Lawrence and surrounding areas.
Step 1: Stagger the lengths of the chains so they drape nicely.
In stores, a similar necklace might cost $20, but it's much cheaper to make one yourself.
Step 6: You can add a bow to make add femininity to the chain necklace.
In stores, a chain necklace might cost $20, but it costs much less to make one yourself.
Summer’s even sweeter: Members of the Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club hosted a cook-out June 10 for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lawrence as a “kickoff” to their summer at Hillcrest School. In addition to feeding 550 kids, a donation was also presented. With several Boys & Girls Club members are, from left, Duane LaFrenz, Boys & Girls Club board member; Don Johnson, incoming Optimist Club president; and Carl Kurt, Boys & Girls Club board member. Jane Harris submitted the photo.